5-string Banjos, New And Used

5 Good Reasons To Buy From Fingerstyle:

  • All new instruments are carefully selected and all lemons rejected!
  • All instruments are set up, played and evaluated by someone who knows and loves 5 string banjos
  • All instruments are supplied with hard shell case
  • Your security is our concern – Fingerstyle does not take credit card
  • Every effort is made to find the best banjo for you
Want to sell your quality banjo?
Considered consignment?
  • Five Reasons to Sell Through Fingerstyle:
  • 1. Fingerstyle is THE place to advertise because it's THE place to trust.
  • 2. We've been in business for almost twenty years. Lots of happy customers. Lots of watchers.
  • 3. Pricing and description researched and compiled by a professional banjo player.
  • 4. Informative photographs - Oggle and drool factor - banjo eye-candy that tells and sells.
  • 5. Our charges are very reasonable and include an assessment, clean-up, and set-up.
  • Email some pics, a description and your phone number and let's talk banjos!
  • (Consignment terms and conditions supplied on application... all common-sense stuff and no tricky fine-print. Sorry, no train wrecks or novelty instruments accepted - but we're always here to help connect you to the best repairers for any job.)

"They Pass Our Test Before They Pass Yours"

Over $5000
$3500 - $4990
$2500 - $3490
$2000 - $2490
Under $2000
Preloved Bargains


Over $5000



$3500 - $4990

GIBSON RB3 MASTERTONE/HUBER TONERING - PRE-LOVED - Sold


Top names deliver premium pre-war sound and serious street cred. Some of the biggest names in bluegrass banjos brought together in one stunning instrument.

Gibson RB3. Mahogany neck and resonator with double purfling. Minimal fretwear. Rosewood fingerboard with flying eagle inlays. Spikes at 7th and 9th frets. D tuners on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Want pride of ownership? Inspiration? Ripper pre-war sound? This banjo glows in every way! $4900.00 AUD. Will quote for shipping. - Sold

 

 

 

Banjo Signal

Fireball Mail

 


GIBSON MASTERTONE RB3/JD CROWE/PRUCHA - Sold

A stunning bluegrass banjo restored to almost perfect condition.


Gibson Mastertone RB3 refretted mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and Don Reno inlays in mother of pearl. Gutsy pre-war Gibson sound from the JD Crowe nickel plated tone ring inside a maple 3 ply rim. Mahogany Prucha resonator with herringbone purfling on rim.

Top shelf instrument. In hard case. On consignment. $4990.00 AUD - Sold.

 

 

 

 


 

$2500 - $3490


ABOUT PAUL REILLY - BANJO PLAYER AND MAKER


REILLY FRETLESS 12" NEW GUINEA ROSEWOOD - Sold

Traditional features and simple elegance of design focusses on the natural beauty of woods in this new creation by Blackall Range luthier, Paul Reilly. Finish is hand rubbed Danish oil. Talk to us about a custom built Reilly to suit your wish list.

Hardrock Maple 12" block rim, 22 brackets and Merbau tonering with 25. 1/2" New Guinea Rosewood neck. Decorative divotting in lancewood fingerboard frailing scoop. Five Star tuning pegs, nickel hardware, buffalo bone nut, Remo Renaissance head. Headstock has Art Deco overlay of lancewood with ebony stripe and matching heel capping.

$3200 in snug fit hard case - Sold

 

 

 

 

 


PRUCHA OPENBACK OLD TIMEY - 2014

Clawhammer banjo with hard case. Excellent condition. Very lightly played. Mahogany rim and neck give warm, rich sound with strong mid-range and bass.

Gotoh two-band tuners with ivoroid buttons. Dual co-ordinator rods. Adjustable truss rod. 28 brackets. Frailing scoop. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets. Remo Fybreskin head. Vega-style armrest.

Very clean instrument presented in Superior green plush shaped hard case. $2500 AUD.

 

 

 

 


MAESTRO 'VICTORIA' CUSTOM - ELECTRIC-ACOUSTIC GUITAR - 2019 - Pre-Loved

As New. The Maestro Custom Series epitomizes the ideals of what a finely handcrafted guitar should be. Each Custom Series guitar is built to exceed your every expectation. Started in 2004 Maestro Guitars are one of the leading makers of premium guitars in the world. Handcrafted from best materials aiming for impressive attention to detail and pride-of-ownership. Superb sound.

Adriondack solid top. Hawaiian Koa solid back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. LR Baggs Anthem electrics. Florentine cutaway. Soundport. Bevelled armrest. Wood bindings. Mahogany (Khaya) neck with carbon fibre rods. In hard case.

On Consignment: $2890.00 AUD

Soundbytes:

 Ragtime

Blues

Strumming

Lower tones

 


Under $2000


ZACH HOYT CUSTOM WALNUT 5 STRING OPEN BACK BANJO - 2021 - Sold

Surprising amount of volume for what feels like a small banjo. Walnut block rim construction pot and one-piece neck with walnut dowel stick. 11" pot, frailing scoop, bracket hooks carefully positioned away from the pot capping, and Zach Hoyt's hand-made walnut armrest for player comfort.

Hand made in USA this banjo has a deep, loud voice and an easy action. Imported in 2021 this custom version of Zach's popular model includes several non-standard inclusions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1850 AUD. Includes new case. - sold

Sound files:

Cluck Old Hen

Spanish Ladies

 

 


STUART NEWMAN OPENBACK 5 STRING - MADE IN AUSTRALIA - PRE-LOVED - Sold

Grab a unique Australian-made banjo with a sweet, minstrel sound!

Fingerstyle has sold several banjos by this indi luthier. Stuart Newman makes spectacular guitars too. His instruments usually start at $3K.

This openback suits clawhammer old-time fiddle tunes. Shaped headstock. Top shelf geared tuning pegs by 5 Star USA. New Guinea rosewood fingerboard. Queensland Maple neck, 25.5" scale with frail scoop. Burl veneer over ply rim. Hand-rubbed Danish oil finish.

 

Bond with this Newman and its sweet minstrel sound! In quality CNB domed hard case, $1870.00 AUD - Sold

Sound files:

Cold Frosty Morning

Ducks on the Pond

Spanish Ladies

 

 


HOHNER BLUEGRASS BANJO - PRE-LOVED

From that friendly German company that makes harmonicas and accordions. Don't hold that against them! They made decent banjos.

This one has Maple neck with fancy Hohner inlays in rosewood fingerboard. Minimal fretwear.

 

Hard case included in same condition. $1200.00 AUD. Shipping, add $90 Eastern seaboard.

 

 

 

 

Sound files:

Cripple Creek

Top of the World

 

 

 


EASTMAN E20 PARLOUR GUITAR - Pre-Loved - 2016

24.9" body length with 19 frets. Couch comfort with concert volume!

Excellent condition. Very well looked after. Approx 4 years old. In hard case. Fingerpickers will love the warm and clear sounds with plenty of midrange and bass.

Solid Rosewood back and sides. Adriondack spruce top. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard.

 

In new snug-fit hard case. $1990 AUD. Freight and insurance Australia, approx $110

 

 

 


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